Author Archives: ferdiserim

About ferdiserim

Ferdi Serim helps people become more effective in “real life” by incorporating the power of digital learning communities focused on talent development. He has worked in many venues: Board Member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE); the New Mexico Public Education Department's EdTech Director, Reading First Director, Program Manager for Literacy, Technology & Standards; Board Member of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), Innovate+Educate, and Education360; director of the Online Internet Institute (OII); Associate of the David Thornburg Center for Professional Development (and jazz musician). Most recently, he has launched CLARO Consulting: Community Learning and Resource Optimization, focused on talent development through knowledge capture and transfer. Ferdi’s favorite credential, however, comes from Dizzy Gillespie, who said he’s a “pretty good drummer".

What ISTE means to me: Innovative Systems Transforming Education

I chose education as a profession for social justice reasons. Since my draft number for Vietnam came up 311, it meant I wouldn’t have to go. I decided to fight a different war, closer to home, addressing the gaps in … Continue reading

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Belief In Science

Belief In Science Last night, I saw a post that said, “before Facebook, I just assumed we all believed in science” which first made me smile, but left me unsettled. The confusion is rooted in an implied, but poorly framed … Continue reading

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What is TechTonic Change?

Drawing from plate tectonics as a metaphor, the structures that support and underlie global learning (eg. land masses) are moving, colliding and reshaping learning landscapes every day. In TechTonics, the plates are global: cultural, economic, political, environmental “plates” all interact … Continue reading

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